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For the most romantic people Say I do in Peru 01

For the most romantic people: Say I do in Peru


If you are a romantic and lover of thematic decoration, this post is for you. I’m talking about a Peruvian-themed wedding! And the best, in Peru itself. Maybe it sounds a little crazy and hard to believe, especially because planning a wedding in another country should require a little (really, quite) difficult logistics.Wendy is a Peruvian resident in the US…

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Kené art: Tradition and design from the jungle of Peru


Kené in the Shipibo language refers to the design system of the shipibo-konibo people (in the plural, it is called kenebo). These designs can cover the body’s surface, clothing, and other materials such as cloth, wood, or ceramics. Among the materials they use to trace their designs are natural dyes, seeds, cotton, fabrics, colored wool yarns, and beads. These designs do not…

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Torito de Pucará, from the Andean ritual to our homes


The “Torito de Pucará” is a symbol of the Andean culture, known as qonopa or illa, which was used in rituals. Then it became a totem symbolizing protection, it is very common to see it in the highest part of the roofs of houses and businesses in Puno. It is also a symbol of happiness in marriage and fertility at…

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Christmas hearts to decorate the tree: a Danish tradition


The braided Christmas hearts are a tradition in Denmark to decorate the Christmas tree. They can be made from different materials, from paper to crochet. Until now I don’t pass from the paper, but there are so many varieties each more beautiful than the other. What are the Christmas hearts? They are two cut pieces that when they are interlaced,…

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Peruvian frazadas: traditional ethnic textiles for home


These traditional Peruvian textiles are called Frazadas, which means blankets or bed covers. But these Frazadas are thick handwoven, and heavy enough to be used as rugs. Frazadas are 100% sheep wool textiles woven by hand and hand-dyed in the rural villages of the Andes by Aymara women in Peru. They use old techniques inherited through generations; it takes weeks to…

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Convent of Santa Catalina and its color palette


At the south of Peru is located the city of Arequipa close to the Misti volcano. Here is the Convent of Santa Catalina or Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena. Renowned for its architecture and urban landscape, and its characteristic narrow streets and small squares of colors of this small citadel formed by 4 lots, which since its foundation served…

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Visit Can Lis, one of Jørn Utzon´s masterpieces


“Architecture is the learned game; correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light” – Le Corbusier Jørn Utzon is an internationally recognized Danish architect by one of his masterpieces: the Opera of Sydney. He was a master in the management of natural lighting in architecture. And with his works, he teaches us that light creates an effect, a sensation,…

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